How To Clean Jewellery Using Elma Ultrasonics

ultrasonic jewellery cleaner

Does your jewellery need an extra boost to restore it to its former self before selling? Cleaning jewellery with an ultrasonic can provide just that, leaving your pieces looking as good as new. Whether you’re looking to clean a bracelet, rings or a necklace, just follow our step-by-step guide to find out what you need to do! Discover how to clean jewellery using Elma … [Read more...]

Top Polishing Tips

polishing

Achieving a beautiful finish is a crucial stage of jewellery production and can really make or break a piece. Polishing can be extremely daunting at first as there are many stages involved in achieving a successful shine so to take some of the pain out of polishing, we have put together some top tips to help you on your way to a flawless finish. Pumice Powder: is an abrasive … [Read more...]

Guide to Metal Clay Tools

Precious Metal Clay

Looking to build on your collection of metal clay tools? Whether you’re a complete beginner and just need the essentials or you’d like to take your metal clay jewellery making into the realms of stone settings and ring making, find our comprehensive guide to metal clay tools below. Metal clay tools and supplies for beginners Check out the metal clay tools that we’d recommend … [Read more...]

How to Make a Mould for Resin Casting

Resin Casting Mould

Want to learn how to make a silicone mould for resin casting? It’s simple. Pick up the Flexi Mould Silicone Compound and use our step by tutorial below. You’ll soon be able to make your own resin mould and create resin jewellery pieces that are completely unique to you. How to make resin moulds at home Selecting an object for resin mould making The first thing you’ll need to … [Read more...]

Handmade Jewellery – Finding the right style for you Part 2

Non-metal

As you may have seen from our previous blog in this series, there are many different tools and techniques that can be used with metal. Now we move onto non-metal, to give you all the information to find out which is the right style for you. If you find the prospect of using metal a little daunting or you just don’t fancy working with it for whatever reason, there are many … [Read more...]

How to Fire Bronze Metal Clay

How to Fire Bronze Metal Clay

Experimenting with metal clay jewellery designs? Ever thought about trying bronze? If you haven’t already tried out Prometheus Bronze clay, this metal clay is simple to work with and will give you a professional result in no time at all. To help you get the finish you’re looking for, use our guide on how to fire bronze metal clay. With some straightforward Prometheus bronze … [Read more...]

How To Grow Your Jewellery Business

How to Grow Your Jewellery Business

Getting to the stage where you want to take your business to the next level? In this blog, we’ll talk you through how to grow your jewellery business - fast. There are a number of different ways you can scale your jewellery business, such as: enhancing online experience, hiring the correct amount of people, managing expectations, being efficient and more. Keep reading to find … [Read more...]

Make a Art Clay Silver Leaf Pendant

We partnered with Emma Seward, a budding jeweller and gardener, to create this Art Clay Silver Leaf Pendant tutorial. The piece clearly shows how Emma loves to create pieces that combine these two loves. Read on to see her step-by-step guide: Materials and Tools list  Art Clay Silver 10g paste  Silver embeddable bail Ultra Polishing Pads Pack of 20 Emery Stick … [Read more...]

Book Review: Ancient Worlds, Modern Beads

Ancient Worlds, Modern Beads By Mortira Natasha vanPelt

By Jo Varney Ancient Worlds, Modern Beads By Mortira Natasha vanPelt Ancient Worlds, Modern Beads is essentially a beading guide produced by the popular craft publisher Search Press. It is perhaps a little different to others you may have encountered in that the premise is based solely on the Ancient Worlds of Egypt, Greece and Rome. The idea being to forge a link between … [Read more...]

Prometheus Kilns: What are the differences?

Kilns

Prometheus Kilns As you know, there are a number of Prometheus Kilns on the market but what are the main differences between them? We investigated and reported our findings below Prometheus Mini Kiln Pro-1 With Digital Controller Prometheus Mini Kiln Pro1-prg Programmable with Timer  Prometheus Mini Kiln Pro1- prg Preset For Metal Clay Prometheus Kiln … [Read more...]